Florida Bill Proposing Concealed Carry On Public School Campuses Delayed

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A Florida Senate bill that would allow designated school district employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons has been postponed.

According to a Florida Senate agenda online, SB 180 was scheduled for a vote in the Committee on Education Pre-K-12 on Tuesday. However, committee member Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, made a motion for temporary postponement of the bill. No motion against Galvano’s recommendation was made.

WUFT reached out to Galvano and committee vice chair Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, for comment, but neither was immediately available on Wednesday.

Ten of the committee’s 11 members were in attendance — Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, was excused.

SB 180 passed the Committee on Criminal Justice on March 23 with a 3-2 vote.

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